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JUST IN: Abducted mother of owner of Shema Shema Petroleum regained freedom 

Information reaching us at has it that the 82-year-old Hajia Diya, the mother of the major fuel marker and the owner of Shema Petroleum filing stations regained her freedom. This was disclosed by one of her sons Nagarhi Abubakar on his Facebook page and seen by our correspondent. According to him, she regained her […]

UPDATE: Katsina students delegation left Nigeria for Tunisia to participate in IFEST 2018

His Excellency the Governor of Katsina State Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has approved the trip to Tunisia for Government College Day wing Funtua to represent Katsina State and Nigeria at the International Science, Engineering and Technology Festival. This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations officer of the state’s ministry of education, […]

OPINION: Almajirci in the North: Problems, Solutions and Unexplored Possibilities II – By Hajara Bukar 

It is unfortunate today that the socially productive system I described in the last article has given way to some sort of hellish practices that include turning it into a dumping ground for carelessly and excessively produced children just to avoid the responsibility of catering for them, which to some people is outright impossible. In […]

Identity of 6 people linked to trailer loaded with codeine seized in Katsina revealed 

Six suspected notorious drug dealers have been arrested in Funtua Local government of Katsina State by the state command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in connection to a seized trailer loaded with  24,000 bottles of cough syrup with codeine. However, the NDLEA only mention two names namely Christian Chukwuma alleged to be […]

Crime: 29-year-old man in police custody for ‘attempting to commit armed robbery’ in Danja

A  29-year-old man, Kabir Attah, of Dabai village in the Danja Local Government Area of the state, has also been remanded in the prison custody till April 17, 2018. Attah, alias Janwuya, is being tried for “house trespass and attempt to commit armed robbery.” The police told the magistrate that Attah, armed with an axe […]

How unknown disease killed 8 students in Gov’t Science Secondary School Kurfi 

An unidentified disease has so far killed eight students at Government Science Secondary School, Kurfi, Katsina State, Daily Trust reports. Our reporter gathered that authorities of the boarding school have since weekend closed it down and sent students back home. The closure however did not go down well with the state House of Assembly which […]

All you need to know about Meningitis (Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment)

Meningitis is back Again let us please make some awareness to people around us. MENINGITIS: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment MAJOR SYMPTOMS 1. Headache 2. Fever 3. A very strong aversion for light. The person always looks away from bright light and prefers dark rooms. 4. Difficulty in moving the Neck. Moving the neck causes severe […]

Busted: The actual amount of Katsina State foreign debt revealed

A document titled ‘States and Federal Governments’ External Debt Stock as at 31st December, 2017’ published by the Federal Government’s Debt Management Office have shown that Katsina State have an accumulative foreign debt of $67,864,607.66. This figure, according to our sources when converted and computed in to Naira amount to no less that a little […]

NCJ appoints 3 Khadis for Katsina Shari’a Court of Appeal (List) 

The National Judicial Council has just released the statement below announcing the appointment of 60 judicial officers in 25 states of the federation. The statement was made available to PREMIUM TIMES by NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye. Read full statement below. PRESS RELEASE The under-listed are the names of the Sixty (60) successful Judicial […]

BREAKING: Meningitis hits Katsina again, killed 8 people 

Again, not fewer than eight persons were reportedly killed by an outbreak of meningitis in Bugaje ward in Jibia Local government area of Katsina state. The Information Officer in the area, Saadu Suleiman confirmed this development to Vanguard over the weekend. Suleiman said the outbreak leading tothe death of the Five males and three females […]